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La Cucina Italian Kitchen

6811 Highway 67 W, Mountain City, TN 37683-6034
+1 423-727-0205
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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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6811 Highway 67 W, Mountain City, TN 37683-6034
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Reviewed yesterday

Living in northeastern Tennessee doesn't mean living without eating out at an exquisite Italian restaurant. La Cucina is worth a trip for scrumptious seafood, vegetable and pasta dishes and any of three desserts. When you walk in (make reservations days in advance) with your favorite...More

Thank Lissa J
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice atmosphere, lovely staff, friendly chef,nice waitress, good food. The reason they didn't get 5 stars because the portions were not big enough, no chocolate dessert n very noisy because no carpeting on the floor and the people talking was so loud, hard to hear...More

Thank Jake0318
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is great, but you will pay for it. Real Italy food and friendly folks.Very small place, but worth the try;

Thank 58loub
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Amazing - a small slice of Italy in the Mountains of East Tennessee! It is small and welcoming but call ahead for reservations. We chose both the specials for the day - tagliatelle pasta with a delicious tomato cream sauce, kale and mozarella. Not the...More

Thank moontango
Reviewed 31 August 2017

This is "small batch", Italian culinary art at it's BEST! Authentic and excellent in every way... and there are only 24 seats in the house! This allows Chef Matteo and Marin to offer the most genuine hospitality and individual service one can imagine. House made...More

Thank BuddDr
Reviewed 27 August 2017

We recently stayed in this area for a lake vacation. We went here with family for dinner. The food here is fantastic, from the appetizers (the best fresh tomato I've had in a long time) to main dishes.We had our meals served family style so...More

Thank 1seasoned_traveler2
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Who would think in small town East Tennessee one would fine a first class Italian restaurant. You will! And lots of folks from across the region know that. The night we were there 3-4 different states were represented. It's tiny so reservations are a must...More

Thank Roy H
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Every bite was wonderful: the presentation and atmosphere is very quaint, be prepared to bring your own wine and pay cash. My group of 5 adults shared (family style) three entrees which was a wonderful option. The owner/chef came out to chat at the end...More

1  Thank Joan C
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Very exquisite Italian Food in a small quiet and very unique simple place, little hard to get but was worth it!, owner is from Italy all staff excellent attention, food is outstanding ,sweet tea was perfect sweetness ,fresh made bread, yummy desserts!..the alfredo and lasagna...More

Thank Genelizth
Reviewed 9 July 2017

My husband and I have eaten here several times and every time is perfection. We come to Mountain City on our anniversary, stay at a B&B, and eat at La Cucina 2 nights in a row. Everything is freshly prepared and the chef welcomes you...More

Thank Linda P
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1 October 2017|
Response from Dawn2010 | Reviewed this property |
How close is nearby to u? Boone, West Jefferson n.c. have nice hotels.
23 June 2017|
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Response from 2015BMWX5 | Reviewed this property |
Those directions I just gave should read La Cucina is approximately 6 miles on left after turning on to Highway 67 W not ten miles, hope this helps
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$16
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6811 Highway 67 W, Mountain City, TN 37683-6034
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Mountain City
  • Phone Number: +1 423-727-0205
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La Cucina is a real Italian homey kitchen offering 28 seats. The dining room is situated inside of the kitchen. We cook entirely from scratch. Always ready to experiment new recipies, but strongly influenced by the traditional cuisine of Milan and Lombardy. From our passion for the art of eating well and from our family to yours, we hope you enjoy these delicious recipies from our Italian timeless tradition.
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